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Red Tuque Books Inc.  9780993700439
Title: Voices from the Valleys
Sub-Title: Stories and Poems about Life in BC's Interior
Author: D. F. Barrett, Yasmin John-Thorpe, Virginia Laveau, Janice Notland, Jodie Renner, Norma J. Hill, Alan Longworth, Herb Moore
ISBN: 9780993700439
Publication Date: 2015
Publisher: Cobalt Books
Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Price: 18.95

This anthology features entertaining short fiction, fascinating true stories, and thought-provoking poetry by 51 talented BC writers, depicting illuminating experiences, real and fictional, from the 50s to today. Contributions portray a diversity of captivating experiences in every region of the interior of British Columbia, from the Fraser Valley to the Rockies, from Osoyoos to Fort St. John.

This delightful collection includes stories about challenging experiences in remote areas, encounters with BC's deer, bears, moose, wolves, and other wildlife; pulse-pounding adventures; humorous get-even stories; touching childhood memories; coming-of-age tales; narratives about relationships and family bonds; and funny-only-in-hindsight nerve-wracking true stories.

Interspersed with the stories and memoirs are touching, thought-provoking poems about special moments in 'super, natural' British Columbia, and stunning colour photos of various regions in BC.

All net proceeds from book sales go to Doctors Without Borders Canada (Médecins Sans Frontières).

Review - 'When I sat down to review Voices from the Valleys, I was prepared to be entertained. Instead I was enthralled with a lively range of fiction and non-fiction stories and poems about towns and valleys and characters that rang so true to my own experiences, growing up in, and returning as an adult to my hometown of Lillooet and Southern British Columbia. This anthology belongs on the bookshelves of anyone fascinated by the history, colour, and texture of rural BC. Supplemented with amazing photographs and sketches, the authors have brought my favourite places to life.' - Christ'l Roshard, former mayor of Lillooet, former editor of Bridge River Lillooet News

Review #2 - 'Voices from the Valleys reflects the uniqueness, diversity and cultural richness that exists in BC's interior. This wonderful collection of stories and poems is a treat for anyone.' - Gary Doi, former school superintendent and creator of the Inspiring Hope book series